And the advance entry fee is only $89: very reasonable! It's good to see Fred Gruenberg organizing in Illinois again....
The Greater Midwest Classic
Beginning a new tradition in Chicago and
Putting the Fun Back into Chess!
U2200 (FIDE rated): Overall - $1500-1200-1000-700; 1951-2100 - $400-200-100; 1800-1950 - $400-200-100; Biggest Upset - $200
U1800: Overall - $1500-1200-1000-700; Top 1551-1700 - $400-200-100; Top 1400-1550 - $400-200-100; Biggest Upset - $200
U1400: Overall - $1500-1200-1000-700; 1151-1300 - $400-200-100; 1150 and below - $400-200-100; Biggest Upset - $200
6R-SS Game-90 + 30/sec
Fri: , Sat-Sun each day.
On-site reg: Fri or Sat.
Limit 2 byes. Last rd. bye must commit prior to start of Rd 3.
Side Events: Grandmaster Simul ( Fri), Blitz Tournament Game-3 + 2/sec increment ( Sat).
FREE raffle prizes before round 6 with free entry, free room and free airfare to 2014 tournament.
Site: Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, IL 60018. HR: $99/night – call 847-696-1234 and ask for CHESS rate. Reserve by June 1.
Discounted parking – only $5. 10 minute walk from CTA Blue Line. FREE hotel shuttle from/to O’Hare airport. Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, less than one mile away.
Entries for main event: If postmarked or online by 06/01 $89; $109 online or postmarked by 06/15; $129 thereafter. Re-entry $50. $25 to play up 1 section only; Credit Cards onsite OK. No checks onsite.
Mail entries to: North American Chess Association (payable to), 4957 Oakton St., Suite 113, Skokie, IL 60077. Register online at http://www.nachess.org/classic
Other info: Boards, sets, and clocks provided. None for skittles. Must use organizer provided equipment. Chess store onsite. July rating supplement used.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-423-8626.
Organizers: Sevan A. Muradian, Glenn Panner and Fred Gruenberg.
Register online: http://www.nachess.org/classic